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: welcome everybody. i'm neil cavvto coming to you from beautiful los angeles california, tonight. the reason why we're here, a couple of things. we're focusing on the most taxed state in the country. in fact it got a little bit more so of at recent election. two propositions approved by voters. one calls for hike in taxes on so-called rich at 250,000 and over and another calls for hike in sales taxes that affects pretty much everyone. the argument went something like this. we cut pretty much all we could cut and we were still knee deep in a lot of messy stuff. so the only solution is to raise taxes and maybe get this economy moving. say what you will. california does seem to be showing the first seedlings of improvement. activity picking up here. home sales picking up here. retail sales picking up here. not dramatically. when a third of voters say things are getting better and they're more confident they will get better, well that might seem very anemic to you, it is double what it was a little more than a year ago. so progress in this western state where they seem to favor of la
campaign season. a last minute push for ballot meas. plus - where california vots stand in the presidential r. " residents try to cope wite new normal...sandy turned neighborhood blocks into pis of debris...we'll have that . >>> where california voters stand in the presidential race. >>> residents try to cope with a new normal. after hurricane sandy turned neighborhood blocks into piles of debris. >>> a surveillance photo flushes out a forgetful lottery winner. it is 7:00 on saturday morning november 3rd. thanks for joining us. election day is just three days away in california. a final pre election survey by the nonpartisan field poll shows obama leading mitt romney. the 15 point gap is considered a big lead. back in september obama had a 24 point lead. experts say romney has managed to improve his standings among a lot of california voters. this last weekend before election day we are expecting a big push from political cam pands. bay area ballot counters have noticed something different this election season. >>> around our district there is probably about at least eig
completely change the profile of california politics. we sit down with former mayor willie brown and talk to him about all of this political money spending. does it really make a difference? and mayor is talking about should it be drained or not? >> also, the latest on superstars andy. we start with developing news in urban california. >> that's right. a strike against the supermarket chain. >> contracts with union members. there was a deadline of midnight her to the united food and commercial workers union has started picketing outside of grocery stores. the two sides have been arguing over a wage freeze and end the suffering of his on sunday and change in medical benefits for 7000 workers. >> it affects my livelihood. it affects my family. i have two daughters i'm trying to put through school. >> they need to come to some kind of an agreement. both sides can lose. >> they offered to extend an old contract for three days so they could keep talking about it, but union negotiators called that a symbol delaying tactics. the supermarket chain says it needs to cut costs because of weak econom
's election. the question about political money in california. >> and that is one of the most confusing. we have that and we're going to start with developing news now in northern california. you go to the dreseer -- grocery store and may find out about this. >> the raley's supermarket chain is out on strike. contracts broke down and the united food and commercial worker's union started picketing. >> the two sides have been arguing over a proposed wage freeze and end to premium pay on sundays and changes in medical benefits for 7,000 workers. >> and this is important to me. i have two daughters trying to put to school. >> they need to come to an agreement. >> they extended the old contract for three days, but union negotiators call it a delaying tactic. the supermarket chain needs to cut cost because of a weak economy and competition from non-unionized companies like wal-mart. >>> this morning, a driver is under arrest in santa rosa after allegedly hitting a pedestrian and speeding away. the police say the car hit a man shortly after midnight near the intersection of gurnville road and coff
neil: welcome everybody. i'm neil cavvto coming to you from beautiful los angeles california, tonight. the reason why we're here, a couple of things. we're focusing on the most taxed state in the country. in fact it got a little bit more so of at recent election. two propositions approved by voters. one calls for hike in taxes on so-called rich at 250,000 and over and another calls for hike in sales taxes that affects pretty much everyone. the argument went something like ts. we cut pretty much all we could cut and we were still knee deep in a lot of messy stuff. so the only solution is to raise taxes and maybe get this economy moving. say what you will. california does seem to be showing the first seedlings of improvement. activityicking up here. home sales picking up here. retail sales picking up here. not dramatically. when a third of voters say things are getting bter and they're more confident they will get better, well that might seem very anemic to you, it is double what it was a little more than a year ago. so progress in this western state where they seem to favor of
. the problem with the west coast is it is storm after storm that is going to pound california and oregon and washington state. you can see the next one is already making its way onshore, and we are looking at heavy rain, especially across northern california. you can see a closer look. that band of heavy rain just to the west of northern california, that's going to move onshore, and we are going to see a series of these rounds of heavier pockets of rain move in, especially this afternoon. winds will get gusty as well. we had a lot of delays yesterday because of the bad weather out in california. we will most likely see more of those today. look at some of the expected rainfall totals over the next 48 hours. we could end up with some parts of northern california, just north of redding, possibly picking up more than a foot of rainfall out of this system, and it does look like that will continue for most of the week. lynn? >> dylan, thanks so much. >>> and for the rest of us, it was another day of facing the fiscal cliff. white house negotiators head to capitol hill today. they're going to
of california grocery workers are on strike and it could be a sign of things to come. good evening. i'm diane dwyer. with one last day of campaigning left before election day, the presidential candidates are making their final argue s to voters in all of those battleground states. brian moore has a look at two of them, ohio and pennsylvania. >> reporter: with the 2012 campaign virtually tied heading in to its final day, mitt romney tried to shape president obama's hold on pennsylvania. >> the president thinks more government is the answer. no, mr. president, more good jobs, that's the answer. the romney campaign is hoping to claim pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes and redraw the battleground map in the waning hours of the race. but ohio is still looking like the clincher. hours after governor romney was there, the president traveled to the buckeye state to defend his six-point lead. >> who do you trust? look, ohio. you know me by now. >> the final nbc poll before the election shows this race is a statistical dead heat and that increases pressure for both campaigns to get out the vote on tuesd
and loving the pineapple express in southern california. but further north, the snow is now being measured in feet. >>> and good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. we begin with mystery winners of the biggest powerball payday ever. this morning, we still don't know for sure who will split the $587 million jackpot. >> it's not us, though. but it already looks like we have gotten a glimpse of one of the two winners, just as he learned the good news himself. abc's tahman bradley joins us from washington with the latest. certainly, this picture tells the story. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: oh, this is remarkable stuff, rob and sunny. now, the lottery officials are tight-lipped. but speculation is growing. a missouri man has come forward. and you're about to see video of another guy at the moment he realizes he's rich. could this man be america's newest multimillionaire? to be clear, the names of the powerball jackpot winners have not been released. but this surveillance video obtained by abc affiliate wjla, from a gas station in upper marylan
coverage of the 2012 vote, and that means live, up- to-the-minute reporting from the nation, california and the bay area on election night. >>> lights are on. we're back up to west avenue. >> and livermore is now heavier. >> we don't mean to scare you on a saturday night, but yes, that's the sound of your morning drive. tonight we can tell you which bay area commuters have it worse than anyone else in the state of california. here's the story from contra costa. >> reporter: this is contra costa county traffic. on a regular weekday commute, it's the worst in the state. 32 minutes on average for most commuters. but for some, even longer. >> in terms of california, that's the longest. and there are also residents in contra costa county, more residents proportionally, commuting an hour or more to their jobs. >> reporter: joanne lynn compiled survey data and found what most of us already suspect. california traffic is bad. but not as bad as we may have thought. only the 10th worst in the nation. >> almost three quarters of us still tend to drive alone to our jobs. maybe 11% of us carpool. st
has an eight-point lead among women and governor romney a zseven-point lead among men. >>> california teachers spent their sunday rallying for proposition 30 to prevent billions of dollars in cuts to education. educators and other supporters are manning phone banks and goes door to door. and today, gavin newsom told a group in freemont that the future of the schools is on the line tuesday. >> we can't after tord the mafoe cuts to the most poor. i'm a democrat like you. we want to prevent disease. >> prop 30 would cause increasing taxes on those individuals making more than $300,000. and if passed the proposition with the most votes will become law. >>> californians are facing big decisions on election day. there is a plethora of statewide issues and among the most controversial is proposition 34 which would repeal the death penalty, and we have more on why voters don't know about it. >> well, this ballot has a lot for voters to consider, and prop 34 is being overshadowed for tax increases and local and state and national elections. >> well, prop 34 is the one i am paying attention to.
storm warnings, you can see the majestic color, those are warnings. northern california expected to get snow at higher elevations, but not so much in the cascades. not a lot of moisture available. so, the west definitely seeing some changes from that warm weather pattern we were in. you notice the snowfall predictions, many of the mountains of california, only expecting a couple of inches here or there. the mountainous areas of idaho and montana would be the jackpot of this storm. so, as far as the forecast goes for today, notice the cooler temperatures, chance of showers many areas of the west. and watch out, travel not advised up through idaho and montana this afternoon. that's a look at your national forecast. now he cooler air mass, the skies should fill in quickly. so, the good news, i guess, with this big storm in the northern plains, it's not going to head to the east coast. that area's going to be spared, for once. >> i guess we don't get a third whammy. >> no. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> well, congressman jesse jackson jr. won re-election but could lose with the feds? and elec
and jumps. the one in the west has brought down the cooler temperatures through central california to southern portions of nevada. 48 right now in san francisco while 70 in phoenix. it won't last through the weekend. this culprit, this upper level low spinning over northern california, bringing rain showers to lower elevations and snowshowers, even moderate bursts of snow through the central and northern portions of the sierra. in the northwest we're okay. they're getting nailed in the northern rockies, the plume of moisture ahead of the storm system. winter storm warnings through all the mountains of utah and through montana where there's blizzard warnings in areas of northern portions of the state. notice in san diego, there's even a winter storm warning. as far as the snow totals expected, the northern portions of rockies is the bull's eye. the forecast is unsettled out periods of clouds and showers on and off throughout the day. >>> through the weekend this dips all the way down through even san diego, hopefully should clear out by sunday. >>> than. cia director petraeus on ben
involved in an infamous california kidnapping will not be getting out of prison anytime soon. 61-year-old fred woods was denied parole today for the 13th time. in 1976, he and brothers richard and james hijacked a school bus and then buried the 26 students and their driver in a van at a life livermore -- livermore quarry. >> i remember being the last one out of that van, and it was terrifying to me. and i looked down at the hole and i said go in there, and i said no, and they said if you don't go in there, you'll never see your mom and dad again. >> they still are a threat to me. i relive those moments and they are heightened. i feel more scared now. >> all three kidnappers received life sentences. richard was released on parole in june. he now lives with his mother in mountain view. his brother is still behind bars. >>> they're accused of plotting unspeakable terrorist acts against the united states. but soon dozens of guantanamo bay detainees could be headed here to stay. a government report concludes it's not a bad idea. >> it could mean the beginning. the end for gu guantanamo bay
spots really back across the west coast. storm after storm is going to pound california, oregon, and washington state. closer to home, albany is seeing snow right now. it's lake-effect snow coming off lake ontario stretching all the way into the birkshires of massachusetts. so we are seeing some snowfall across the northeast. it is just like a fact of nature. elsewhere, we're going to see that rain out towards california continue to move on shore. we saw a lot of airport delays yesterday. also some mountain snow is likely. as far as rainfall totals, we are actually going to see in the next 48 hours perhaps more than five or six inches of rain, especially across northern california into southwestern oregon. seattle could pick up a couple inches of that rain as well. again, we're looking at another storm to make its way on west coast later on this afternoon. that one should be stronger than the storm we saw yesterday. here in the northeast with the gorgeous view behind me, things are looking fantastic near downtown looking at the christmas tree. lynn? >> thanks so much. >> dianne
with violating a california law when aspirin at whaley elementary school, she allegedly failed to report possible child abuse by a teacher. according to a police report, and notes, the teacher acknowledged conducting so-call helen keller he lessons by blind moling a student, and touching her and putting objects in her mouth. she she was fooled by -- said she was fooled by his explanation, and did eventually report had to officials. >> it really doesn't matter, because the principal is absolutely, personally, trained to be accountable and report this. not depend on anyone else's opinion. >> reporter: it was pointed out in the trial are she did not report to district officials until after complaints is your. chandler awaits trial for molesting five children, and yesterday, an attorney filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of a child and her family against the district, vijayendran, and other officials. >> despite all the red flags that happened with the locked door and the kid's loan and the helen keller, he was allowed unfeathered access to the children. snoop we understand the judge is still meeting wi
he calls the california dream. voters have approved proposition 30 his education tax initiative. you can see on the screen. 54% to 46%. and that is with -- actually that is all of the precincts reporting out. tara moriarty is in san francisco with what the vote means for california's public schools. >> reporter: we are standing in front of mission high school. and it is one of the oldest in fact the oldest high school in san francisco and it's struggling but the students here may now benefit from prop 30 passage. san francisco voters overwhelmingly supported the measure as did folks in alameda and santa cruz. they all raise the states sales tax by a quarter of a cent for four years and increase income taxes for people that make $250,000 a year by up to three percentage points. it's projected to raise $6 billion a year for schools. >> when i ran for governor, i did say i said three things. one, i want to level with you tell you the truth no more smoke and mirrors on the budget. two, we're not going to have any taxes unless the people themselves vote for it. and three we're going to mo
california to the new york island, from the redwood forest, and to the gulf stream waters, this land is made for you and me ibidem at a special on the life and politics of woody guthrie. born 100 years ago on july 14 1912 in oklahoma, we speak with british protest singer billy bragg and will coffman. >> history has a habit of repeating itself every now and then and the songs that he was riding in the 1930's an 1940's and 50's can often have an amazing relevance for what is going on now. i think it is about time people started listening to woody guthrie again. >> and we hear the legendary folk singer pete seeger describe his first meeting with woody guthrie. >> he took over for 20 minutes and entranced everybody. i come from oklahoma, you know. it is a rich state. if you want lead, we have lead. if you want coal, we have coal in oklahoma. >> woody guthrie. all that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. amy goodman: commemorations are being held across the country this year to mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of one
party on the university of southern california campus. usc police say two people were detained shortly after the shooting, which happened just last night just before midnight. the four people injured were rushed to l.a. hospitals. no word on their conditions this morning. >>> and not far from that shooting three people were injured in hollywood when shots were fired into a halloween crowd there. l.a. police say three people taken to hospitals one of them a 17- year-old is critically injured with gunshot wounds to the chest and the leg. at least three men have been arrested. >>> oakland police are looking into the shooting death of a man at a cell phone store. it happened about 7:00 last night at a metro pcs store and international boulevard. investigators believe it was connected to a robbery attempt but they are not releasing any information about the victim or any possible suspects. >>> 4:33. now under arrest a man who smashed a muni bus window. san francisco police are crediting social media for the help and now there are two other guys the police would like to catch, as well. cbs 5
california. in the meantime, in manhattan, cheers tonight when their lights went back on. >> con edison had hoped to restore power to all of manhattan by tonight. it now looks like it will be tomorrow night so some blackouts may linger lo longer than that. across the entire region. three and a half million are still without power. statue of liberty is closed indefinitely. statue had reopened last week after a $30 million overhaul. >> we have a good samaritan story to bring you. joe ignored the risks to his own life to save a taxi driver who was stuck in the flood zone. he waded into chest high water to pump the water out of his suv. he says the driver looked like he was praying and preparing to die but he was saved and he is okay. the taxi driver is on the left and the other is on the right. >>> moving on today is the first full day of operation impact where the california highway patrol is helping them stop a surge in violent crime. much of the focus is on east oakland. laura anthony rode along with the chp. >> that truck has no license plate. >> dan hill is cruising down international bou
. california emergency management agency is encouraging us tv emergency kit stocked with things lick battery operated radio and flashlight with extra battery. 3 day supply of food and water for every member of the family and manual can opener. guidelines for stocking emergency kit and developing plan for your family in an emergency are posted on our web site. check it out when you can. good important information there. >> as we continue, water war in the central valley. >> there's enough water for everybody but not for everybody greed. >>reporter: coming up next. historic step to restoring the san joaquin river. 7 news at 9 [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- what starts with adding a friend... ♪ ♪ ...could end with adding a close friend. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for cr
. the oakland police department has asked the -- california highway patrol for help. >> reporter: following the briefing at chp headquarters, officers headed to -- jumped in their patrol cars. >> we have been able to show a significant decrease for calls of service, the reporting of crimes, and incidents of criminal behavior on the minor and major level. >> reporter: more than a dozen officers will provide additional boots on the ground for an oakland police force in need of more officers. they will work in their own cars in designated areas throughout the city. >> these areas are designated by the command staff of the oakland police department personnel as they evaluate crime statistics within the city of oakland. >> reporter: officer sam morgan says his officers will respond to a variety of calls from burglaries to domestic battery. >> within the level and scope of our training and ability, handle the call or turn it over to the police department for them to handle. >> reporter: a timetable has not been set on how long this collaboration will last, but in the past, they have gone on for a
were moved one block away as the fbi held the investigation. >> hundreds of thousands in california have already cast the boat b and alamed county, it has been in progress in alameda county they have seen that-voters have been coming and in person. in addition, the at the alameda registrar's office mone have been received by mail. >> certainly convenient for people. >> if it is already taken get it done before super tuesday. there are early is also vote by mail. we mailed out like 440,000 ballots. we have already received 200,000 of those back. with just a couple of days left to go is a large percentage. >> officials cautioned that those have yet can no longer rely on the mail system to deliver their votes on time. they must be taken in person to a polling place. let me remind you that we have extensive live coverage on the election night to tonight at 8:00 p.m. and stay updated on our website kron 4 .com and facebook and twitter. kron 4 will have the latest from beijing extreme weather. and egypt is electing a new pope. and light traffic plenty of sunshine. >> of egypt has a new cr
. definitely-- he wanted attention, obviously. he got if. >> reporter: that's for sure. the southern california company which made the t-shirt is being asked to print more. it's exploding on social media. >> i heard it on twitter. i thought it was funny. to me instantly it didn't click as something that was bad. just going along with how he is normally. >> reporter: for someone used to throwing pitches it may be a fastball down the middle of a hot button issue. >> the los angeles company making the shirt says it had only sold 40 of them in the last two years. it sold more than 100 yesterday afternoon. >> that's right. those people were watching cbs 5 and the parade coverage we had. >> there you go. best advertising you can get right here. mother nature advertising a little bit of summer here in the middle of fall. it's not going to feel like november at all. maybe firing up the fireplace, getting ready for the holidays. how about 80 degrees to change that. that's where we're heading. it is friday eve after all. look at the bay. high def doppler. it's going to stay that way for a while. nights a
. >> this is the first full day of operation impact. california patrol helping laura anthony roll add long and is live on telegraph avenue. >> chp is here in oakland to make a traffic and as we learned today a minor stop could help prevent crime. >> there is no license plate if the front. this is an infraction. >> this patrol officer is cruising down international boulevard looking for the weekend fast approaching the goal to keep an eye out for trouble before it starts. stopping crime can begin with a traffic stop. >> drive by shootings happen in vehicles and have to get to and from the loks you can find someone with the proof of the crime in the vehicle, say someone just committing a robbery. >> as a matter of fact last night we had 11 arrests. and drug violations. >> chp and police won't reveal how much will be dough ployed but gives law enforcement higher visibility. >> many shootings and homicides those guns have to be transported to and from scenes of krichls we find individuals or groups do so by vehicles.. >> jose vega's children attend woodland element story. and everyone enjoyed seeing the h
people in northern california were in the sunshine and it did not matter. >> san francisco is on it will roll this week with the giants, great weather. >> my girlfriend and i went to the park and i am really enjoying the sunshine. >> ocean beach is usually cold. >> we will come up with did not know what to expect we saw a blue skies and said let us go to the park and we came back and went to the beach. >> that cold winter season is just around the corner but on ocean beach that is not on their mind. just how beautiful it is. this is one of the reasons why we live here. jeff bush, kron 4. >> beautiful temperatures around the bay area with 70's in most areas and cooler along the coast. not much of a spread of around the bay today with mid-70s are run the east. santa rosa, 77 degrees. as the go for tonight clear skies and more sunshine. more warm weather and even warmer tomorrow. clear. there could be some patchy dense fog around some areas but sunshine and a 70's once again. then the san francisco, amid 70's and nearly 80 degrees in redwood city. and if the forecast high of 8
. >> lisa, thank you. breaking news at this hour. workers at raley's grocery stores throughout california and they have he have are on strike. it's a dispute over wages, healthcare and other benefits. we are joined live from the store in fremont with the details. good morning. what did is mean for shoppers. >> it means the workers don't want customers to to shop here. they don't want money going into these stores until their contract is figured out. this picket line you are seeing at this store in fremont is the meat cutters. the meat cutners this store are members of the united food workers union. they are encouraging customers not to shop here. it is a different scenario at each store across northern california, central california and nevada. some grocery workers are members of unions and are not working. at this particular raley's, grocery workers are not union members. they are being told to cross the picket line and come in or otherwise they are told they will lose their jobs. this camps after intense negotiations with the federal mediators, but contract talks have been in the work f
strength. reporting in lower manhattan, vinita nair. >> air force bases in california are coordinating a massive airlift to help with hurricane relief efforts. today a giant c-5 cargo plane took off from travis air force base. the plane joined others from southern california carrying utility trucks and relief supplies. more from the disaster zone coming up on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley." >>> well, one city in the east bay is trying to tax sodas to combat obesity. if the initiative passes it will be the first in the nation but not everyone thinks it's a good idea. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman with reaction on the new controversial measure. mike. >>> reporter: well, allen, this coca-cola may as well have a bull's eye on it but it's not just coca-cola. some kinds of chocolate milk, orange juice, anything with add sugar or high fructose corn syrup. they want to tax it. >> reporter: a little red wagon carrying 40 pounds of sugar has captured national attention in richmond. >> 40 pounds is the amount of sugar that each of richmond's children take in just from sodas alone every y
are linking yesterday's shooting to hispanic gangs from union city. david stevenson. >>> california parole officers were out last night making sure halloween was safe for children. they contacted 1700 parolees statewide. here in the bay area, and along the central coast, 252 searches were conducted. 16 arrests. 85 arrests statewide. charges including possession of child pornography, weapons and narcotics. >>> the attorney for a swimming coach labeled the defense response as appalling in a lawsuit against the school district over sexual abuse when the coach was a teen. he says the two teachers abused her. one committed suicide the other pleaded guilty. the defense said her negligence contributed to her auburns. the district, the superintendent -- abuse. the district and the superintendent are named as defendant. >>> long road of recovery after superstorm sandy. 90 people in the united states and canada were killed. bringing the total death toll fromicisticist to 100 -- from superstorm sandy to 157. and officials abandon their search for a ship's chapten who is believed -- is happen who is b
forecast. >> good morning. >> a little reminder to pay it forward. >> a little, a lot. california, stormy, you know, this big winter storm, it's also kicked up the waves. and of course in california, that means throw on the wet suit and do some surfing. these very impressive waves, orange county, california, this is the huntington beach area. if you're an expert surfer, this was the day for you, right before the big storm arrives. the big waves get there first. we'll probably be watching that high surf for another couple days, of course, obviously it's a little dangerous for the average folk. today the rain if you're traveling out here through california, it's going to be widespread, inches of rain, the possibility of flooding. san francisco is just getting drenched this morning all the way up through sacramento. and further to the north, it continues all the way up the coastline. it's lighter up around eugene and portland here, just got a few showers, but it's going to be on and off really all day long and for that matter all weekend long. this is going to be a four or five-day event. be
. >> and california oil refineries take the heat, with new research suggesting companies mission led the public about refinery shut-downs. we'll tell you about a hearing happening later. mornings on 2 starts right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, welcome. it is thursday, november 15th. were gas prices art fistly inflicted? a hearing could race -- were artificially inflated? >> a hearing is taking place. a stunning new report will be presented at the hearing. good morning, alex. >> reporter: that suggestingings that refineries produced gas lynn it's a team that the public was -- at a time that the public was told the contrary. and that was responsibility for the gas spikes earlier. now a state senate hearing will be looking into whether drivers were paying more for gas than they should have been. lawmakers will be presented with a new report that was prepared by oregon based mccullough research. it combed through environmental documents and found california refineries were operating during supposed outages and maintenance shut downs
tomorrow morning. >>> and as we told you before, power ball is expected to come to california. power ball tickets will be available in california starting april 8thover next year. - - april 8th of next year. >>> we'll give you a detailed look at the storm's path and how much rain it will bring. >> the stadium is covered tonight because of the rain. we're going to take you inside and show you some of the latest preparations for tomorrow's game. >> and this woman's crusade. >> the run is in honor of my friend. >>> the rain likely won't keep fans from heading to the pac12 championship game at stanford tomorrow night. maureen naylor is live now at the farm to tell us about the extra precautions being taken tonight to protect the surf, maureen. >> reporter: this is a first for the stanford stadium, behind me they have wrapped the scoreboard in pac12 logos. inside the yard is wrapped as well. >> reporter: it is covered with tarp and weighed down with sandbags. >> it's pretty wet right now already. >> reporter: he has a hard time sleeping when it rains before a big game. he's watching the weath
may find out if same sex couples here in california will once again be able to get married legally. ktvu alison burns in our washington, d.c. newsroom to tell us what is at stake at the u.s. supreme court. >> reporter: some people are calling this one of the most significant issues ever before the court. can the government prohibit people from getting married? the justices will meet behind closed doors today to decide if they will take up several challenges to gay marriage laws including california's ban on gay marriage proposition eight. same sex marriage supporters many of them are hoping court will let a lower court decision stand that overturned prop 8. san francisco city attorney dennis tells us if that happens couples could marry almost immediately. >> we want to be prepared if marriages do start to number one have staff on hand to perform marriages because there could be crowds. and number two from public safety per speck tiff. >> the justices will also announce if they will consider whether same sex marriage deserves equal treatment under federal law and if the governments
're not alone. back in 2003, safeway and its southern california von's stores paid fines following two separate lawsuits for overcharging. the judgment in the lawsuit, if either store charges you more than the lowest advertised price, in most cases you're supposed to get the item for free. >> in all the years i've called them on this, i've never gotten the item for free. >> they just kind of unhappily give you the difference. >> reporter: according to the department of weights and measures, that would be a direct violation of a court order. >> except for a few items like alcohol, dairy products, tobacco, if the items is priced less than $5, you have the right to have that item given to you for free. >> reporter: and he says if you're overcharged on an item over $5, safeway is supposed to give you a $5 gift card. that was the punishment issued after a multicounty investigation found the same thing back then. we're still finding it today. widespread overcharges. we went undercover shopping at five safeway stores in three counties and not only were we overcharged five times, not a single store off
project known as operation impact is under way in two northern california cities. the california highway patrol is providing extra officers to oakland and stockton. chp officers will be in oakland two days a week at no cost to the city. help from the chp will allow the city's police department to increase patrols in high crime areas. >> it was to enhance that effort and put more visible marked patrol cars to give a better law enforcement presence out on our streets. >> the program is set to run for at least the next three months. >>> there is a $15,000 reward for information to solve an east oakland murder. a memorial is outside the cell phone store where the owner was gunned down on halloween as he was closing the store. 50-year-old wilbur bartley was well loved in the community. >> he was always giving the kids raider tickets. kids would come in if they were hungry he would give them money to feed them. >> personally saddened by this senseless act of violence and i pledge it this farmly and this community that we will forge as many resources as we can into finding the killer. >> police
throughout the area. >> there is a growing movement to remove the president of the california public utilities commission, michael peavy faces harsh criticism for the performance before, and after the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion. governor brown has been silent on the issue until now. abc 7 news is live in san bruno tonight. heather? >> peavy critics say this is a case of the fox watching the hen house. recent evidence they point to the fact he appointed himself as commissioner in charge of the pg&e penalty phase and he pointed a negotiator for settlement talk who's had to withdraw because of a conflict of interest, pointed out by those same critics. after the pg&e san bruno gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes, ntsb concluded one contributing facter was, quote, lax oversight by cpuc. now, two years later the neighborhood started a petition drive calling for the removeal of peavy. governor jerry brown has not responded about peavy, but a common wealth club audience member described the lack of oversight as an embarrassment, asking what would r
in california have already cast their ballots in advance of the general election on tuesday. there has been early voting with voters streaming and. in addition, at the alameda office of the registrar many have been received by the mail. >> certainly convenient it might not be a road on tuesday. it is perhaps too late to mail id and so is it is easier to avoid the congestion that the polls. it is more streamlined. >> early voting is also great by mail. we have been able to mail out for a good 40,000 by ballot. we have already received 2000 of those back. with just a couple of days to go it is a good, large percentage of our voting population >> for those people have not used an absentee ballot those must be taken to a polling place. them with just three days and several initiatives on the california ballot it could come down to undecided voters. dan kerman has the latest on proposition 34. if that would pass to be propelling the death penalty. >> death row could shut its doors for good. the new field poll shows of the majority of californians favor proposition 34 which would repeal the death
in southern california and brought the piece with him to show to it an art class. tsa officers say it looked like a watch with fuses and wires and and they say mcgan had layers of insoles in his shoes. >> i can understand why this had to go that far and why tsa won't have stopped me from the beginning. next thing i'm in handcuffs and bomb squad. >> mcgan's lawyer asking the arrest be erased. >> a ceremony held to remember a missing bay area girl has taken on new meaning this year. michaela mayor yekt disappeared outside of a grocery store, today, members tied a yellow ribbon on a tree this, year, her thoughts preoccupied with a dna test being done on the bob bone fragment of a young child. mees are investigating if michaela might be one of the victim eyes have spent time looking for michaela. not believing she's alive but just hoping she's alive, trying to reach out to her. and i'm still doing that. and yet there is a cloud over everything this. >> results should be replace leesed in about a month. >> a chapter in the debate over whether san francisco should follow new york city's lead allow
was the closest of all the american presidents. the reagans had first met prince charles was in california while serving with the real navy in the early 1970s. they had an equally strong relationship with the queen and prince philip, as well as her sister, princess margaret, the queen mother, and her cousin, princess alexandra. they kept an extensive personal correspondence that i was given permission to read at the presidential library out in california, the reagan library. the letters tell a story of infection and thoughtfulness on both sides, over more than three decades. correspondence that continues to this day with nancy reagan. in june of 1982, when the reagans were in europe for summit meetings, the queen invited them to stay at windsor castle. which was the first such personal invitation for an american presidential couple. not only did she arrange such a dedicated telephone line, but she had the first shower installed in the more than 900-year-old castle, because she was told that is what the family needed. it was a family dinner on the first night, and the following morning from the q
, cbs 5. >>> the southern california grandmother, almost missed her chance to cash in on a multi- million dollar lottery ticket. cbs 5 reporter, sharon chin, explains how this woman finally realized she was sitting on a gold mine and just in the nick of time. >> reporter: with tears in her eyes, julie arrived at the lottery office with her family to claim her $23 million super lotto plus winnings. >> once in a while i will hit the floor on my knees and scream. >> reporter: the 69-year-old disabled widow almost missed out on the super prize. >> i was like oh my god, that is me. >> reporter: and the california lottery put out this photo this week when no one claimed the prize that was about to expire. and in the photo is her daughter. >> i was just like oh my gosh. i just started screaming. screaming. >> reporter: the victorville family stopped at michael's market and liquor in palm dale last may, but not to buy a ticket. >> i got car sick and i said i need to grab some water and we did and she was like get me a lottery ticket and i was like no, no, no, i'm just getting. and she is
in the outcome... >> reporter: california almost certain to vote for president obama. voters in the red states almost certain to go for governor romney. arizona and north carolina leaning romney. new mexico, minnesota and pennsylvania are leaning obama. so what do you have left? true toss-up states, we will color them yellow. nevada, colorado, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, virginia, new hampshire, and florida. and check out how close the latest polling numbers are in the yellow swing late. in ohio, maybe the most important state, obama 50% to romney's 47%. in colorado, obama 50, romney 48. in virginia, obama just a one percentage point lead, same thing in florida. in new hampshire, obama 49% to romney's 47%. in iowa, the president with a six percentage point lead. wisconsin, obama 51, romney 44 and in nevada, obama 50% to romney's 46%. the president leads in these states but it's certainly within the margin of error. in most cases, romney definitely within striking distance. >>> and a reminder, kron 4 news will have extended election coverage on tuesday. you can also stay updated on our website, kron
earning after the bell from cisco could give the dow a boost this morning. california is making history today with the state's first ever auction of greenhouse gas pollution permits. the landmark cap and trade program is part of the state's 2006 global warming law. a last-minute lawsuit filed by california businesses was not expected to stop the auction. >>> in the wake of mounting protests by powerless victims of super storm sandy, long island power authority's chief operating officer has resigned. >>> the ceo of waffle house calls accusations of sexual assault and attempted black mail by a former employee criminal. the exec says the sex was consensual adding, quote, i'm a victim of my own stupidity but i am not going to be a victim of extorque. >>> steering defects and faulty water pumps have forced toyota to recall 2.7 million vehicles including some prius hybrids and corollas. >>> target employees have nearly 200,000 signatures for a petition asking not to open at 9:00 p.m. on thanksgiving night. >>> strike debt, an offshoot of occupy wall street, has a new way of helping struggling
, quote, the facts are according to the web site of the california state bar. jane brunner was not eligible to practice law between july 31, 18995, and january 23, 1997. in other words, she has been suspended from practicing law by the california state bar. >> it's never too early to pay tribute to those who served their country. up next, the bay area city that came out to honor those who serve. >> and there's some ups and downs in leigh's forecast. a look at that and when our warmer weather ♪ [ male announcer ] start with an all new award winning car. good. now find the most hard core driver in america. that guy, put him in it. what's this? [ male announcer ] tell him he's about to find out. you're about to find out. [ male announcer ] test it. highlight the european chassis, 6 speed manual, dual exhaust, wide stance, clean lines, have him floor it, spin it, punch it, drift it, put it through its paces, is he happy? oh ya, he's happy! [ male announcer ] and that's how you test your car for fun. easy. as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to
and brings us the high clouds. and a little rain you can see over the northwest corner over california and it is starting to fizzle out. but that will be about it. for the morning hours, we'll would be the high clouds and 1:00, 2:00, it looks like it clears out good. and the second half of the afternoon, we'll have mostly sunny skies. in a nutshell, we have a mild day in store, warmer than yesterday by several degrees. and temperatures mid-60s at the coast to mid-70s inland. take a look at what you can expect for your neighborhood. mid-70s in nevada and 70 in richmond. 71 in oakland, mid-70s in danville and 74 in livermore. 73 in san jose, a nice day for perhaps getting outdoors and having some fun. 72 in redwood city and 70 san mateo, 67 in half moon bay. and the extended forecast shows you a warmer day for sunday. remember, we fall back into the overnight hours tonight and into tomorrow morning. we gain an hour of sleep as we waking up tomorrow morning mostly sunny skies and the temperatures well above normal at this point. as we get into monday and tuesday, we're looking at low to m
it to their advantage in states like illinois. california is a whole different story where you have an independent commission drawing the lines there. it really will dramatically she control of congress. >> i was simply going to make the point about illinois. the viewers don't think it's only the republicans who are redrawing districts. democrats did the exact same thing in illinois, and we'll see what the results are. sometimes they draw districts expecting a certain outcome and the voters srprise them. >> brown: while we're talking about the how, because earlier we talked about the senate in aw kind of bigger picture. stu, remind us about the house situation. 435 seats are up in the house but not all 435 are competitive. only about 70 or so are really worth watching for the chance of one party to steal a seat from the other party. the democrats need 25 seats in order toigate majority and presumably reinstall california, nancy pelosi as speaker beor as she once was. that seems unlikely. the democrats have said we have enough seats in play, and when we get out west, california, washington, nevada,
% in arizona because players traveled from california to try and get in on the big prize. now california will become the 43rd powerball state, thanks to a vote yesterday by the lottery commission. californians can buy their tickets in april. rob, sunny. >> april 8th. to be exact. thank you, brandi. how many tens of millions live in california. now the jackpots will get even bigger with california jumping in. >> why not be a powerball state? >> think about the stat. how crazy people got. at the height of the frenzy day before, day of the drawing, they were selling 130,000 tickets a minute out there. >> i bought some. i bought some. did you buy any? >> who couldn't? >> you had to. you have to get wrapped up in it. welcome, california, to the mayhem. >>> all right. other news, the united nations has overwhelmingly approved recognition of a palestinian state. that's a move fiercely opposed by the u.s. and by israel. however, in the west bank, fireworks went off and the celebration was on. the vote upgraded palestine to a nonmember, nonvoting observer status at the u.n. the palestinian delega
or there is no deal and workers at 24 raley's in the bay area join 104 other stores in northern california and nevada on the picket lines at midnight. we asked customers at the san pablo raley's if they would still shop here. >> i would still shop here because i like the store. >> they are the ones that have a reason for striking whether it's pay, benefits. >> reporter: as with most contract negotiation it's both. the union says grocery workers aren't alone. >> they are the fiber of the community. they are family. and they deserve to be respected, because we're all in this together, folks. >> reporter: that is why the weiderholts say they will go somewhere he is if their favorite store goes on strike. >> because the people here are great. every time we come in here, we come at least once a week, everybody says hello and appreciates us and we appreciate them definitely. >> reporter:  now we talked to a raley's spokesperson who says the company had no comment, citing a media blackout. reporting live in downtown san francisco noelle walker ktvu channel 2 news. >>> there were signs of movement in t
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